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(Telegraph)   Wounded British WWII hero dies at 94 and is cremated, leaving behind six ounces of shrapnel among the ashes in addition to the customary giant clanking balls   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2012-10-19 12:07:27 PM  
2 votes:
Apparently that isn't a stock photo. I went to the copyright source of the picture for the article and saw this image.

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Here is the image that shows up at TNTMagazine for the same artice.
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Also the Daily Fail ran this story but didn't say six ounces of shrapnel. They said almost 1lb of shrapnel... 
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2012-10-19 11:49:47 AM  
2 votes:

The Iron duke: I'm sure they found something, but sheetmetal screws and wood screws, bailing wire and what looks like a assortment of cotter pins? Maybe he was one of those people who swallows stuff...
More than likely the Crematorium just handed over a bag of bits collected over time..

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Bomb shrapnel is irregular bits of iron. Most of that is screws from the coffin and bits of wire put in him by the embalmer.
2012-10-19 11:37:13 AM  
1 vote:
Somehow I do not think the accompanying picture is of the actual shrapnel pulled from his ashes.
2012-10-19 11:35:38 AM  
1 vote:
fta He survived the war but only ever told his family the basic story and said the accident had left him with a 'bad knee'.

It's only a flesh wound!

Good run, inspirational roll model guy. Well done. How about you rest now.
2012-10-19 11:35:30 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I think that's a stock photo. There's a bit that looks like part of a bull-dog clip.
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